29th May – 27th June with Public Preview – 29th May 6pm-9pm
Battle Lines seeks to explore the collisions of humans and landscape, and the ways in which artists working today interpret the spaces in which we live.
The works in this show seek to remove the stillness often prevalent in traditional landscape representation, using moving image, sound and digital technologies, to focus on the narrative and duration in landscape.
AirSpace Gallery is a collaborative, artist led project in Stoke-on-Trent, providing professional development opportunities, studio and exhibiting space and support for artists. Through a dynamic and evolving programme of exhibitions, events and activities AirSpace Gallery brings critical, high quality contemporary art to the region and provides opportunities for a broad range of artists.
Visit AirSpace Gallery
4 Broad Street
Open during exhibitions
Thursday to Saturday
11:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
“Faust is a New York based graffiti artist, recognised for incorporating classical calligraphic sensibilities with contemporary graffiti writing.
Faust will be exhibiting in the gallery at Entreprenuers 51-53 Picadilly in Hanley throughout June and July — alongside a mural on an opposing building across from the space, which will be a part of the show itself — this is one not to be missed.
Appetite is a three year, Art Council Funded programme which aims to get more people experiencing and inspired by the arts. The Creative Communities Unit are responsible for the evaluation of Appetite.
At this event you will be able to see and explore some of the findings from the evaluation of year two of Appetite.
You will find out about the Get Talking approach we take to research and how you can get involved.
You will also be able to see some of the creative ways we have consulted with audiences and developed case studies.
Get ideas of how to present your research or evaluation findings visually and in creative ways.
We will also have some creative case studies, developed by our Artists in Residence, Nic Winstanley and Sarah Nadin.
There will be some lovely food and refreshments and there may, or may not, be Jelly Babies!
The Fantastic Fringe Finale Community Day is packed with activities for people of all ages.
The Fringe Community Parade led by B Arts, starts by the Children’s play area in Hanley Park at 11.45am and will go down Boughey Rd to the Leek Rd site of Staffordshire University to arrive at about 12pm.
There will be lots to see and do on Leek Road. Activities will take place at Staffordshire University and Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College. This is the plan for the day so far……
Get creative in the “make it” zones:
Face painting and Henna art
clay flower-making with Rita from the British Ceramic Biennial,
hands on clay with Etruria Artists potters wheel
Jasmine flower garlands (1 to 2pm)
Check out the “entertainment” zones:
Live Final of #StaffsFringeTalent
local business and craft markets
Family FILM show at 3pm – Big Hero 6
Steel for Stoke
Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College students
Have fun in the outdoor “action” zone:
bouncy castles – one for young children, one for older children
egg and spoon race
tug of war
Talk, listen and learn at the “Info” Zone:
find out about the Community Plan for Shelton area and share your ideas
learn about Etruria Industrial Museum history from volunteers in Victorian dress
Give your views on the plans for Hanley Park
NHS health information
youth and adult education advice
meet the University Quarter Community Action Network
Look at the plans for Staffordshire University campus developments and have your questions answered.
View the exhibitions:
tours of the University’s student Show and Tell Art and Design show
Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College student Art show
Grab an ice cream from the van!
Bring a picnic or a bit a money for refreshments.
If you have got any questions about access please phone or email.
Tel: 01782 294415
Email: factnews @staffs.ac.uk
Photos from Fantastic Fringe Finale in previous years give you an idea of what to expect!
We look forward to seeing you at the Fringe Festival Finale on Saturday 21st June – a day of free activities for all the family.
The fun starts with a carnival procession from Hanley Park down College Road to arrive between 12 and half past on the University campus.
Activities on the University will run from 11.30am to 5.30pm.
Indoors there will be an Art and Craft Market, Indian dancing and drumming, cakes and Asian food, hula hooping, tombola, facepainting, hands-on-clay workshop, a dressing up photo booth on a Centenary theme, hair and beauty stall, Tai Chi, giant bubbles and marbling, a weaving demonstration and workshop and you can take part in a Forensic Crime Science activity.
Outside on College Rd site we will have a bouncy castle, a bar-b-q and Karvan – stories from around the world for children,
Then it all ends with a family film show at 4pm – Despicable Me 2 – with trailers of animations made by local children and families.
All the activities are free. Just bring a bit of cash for food and drink and the Market stalls.